Iran: Blast at military parade venue kills 10

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Mahabad, Sep 22: A bomb exploded during a military parade in the north-western Iranian town of Mahabad, killed nine people and 57 injured, on Wednesday, Sep 22.

The attack took place as Iran marked the 30th anniversary of the start of the eight-year Iran-Iraq war.

The soldiers at the parade were not injured, said Governor Vahid Jalalzadeh, who accused “counterrevolutionaries" of being behind the explosion.

The wives of two high-ranking military officials were among those killed by the bomb, which was reportedly planted inside a bag 50 metres from the parade venue.

Mahabad has a population of almost 200,000 people, most of whom are members of the Kurdish minority.

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